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Grade 6  
Unit 4: Seek and Discover
Over the Top of the World
by Will Steger and Jon Bowermaster

Internet Connection Activity
Inuit Life    Cultural Perspectives
Winter Wear: Traditional Inuit Clothing
Connect to this link:
http://www.kativik.qc.ca/ulluriaq/Nunavik/inuitlife/clothing/


  1. Click on the name of each article of clothing to learn about how Inuit children stay warm.

  2. Click on Inuit Life, and then on
    Outside Activities.

  3. Click on Sliding, Snowshoeing, and Ice Fishing Trip. Read about these activities. Have you ever done any of these? If so, which one? If not, which would you like to try the most? Why? Share your experience.

  4. List and illustrate the articles of traditional Inuit clothing you would wear for your activity.

Inuit Culture
Connect to this link:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/arctic/inuit/people.htm


  1. Read the information presented to learn about Inuit culture. Explore the hypertext links you find along the way.

  2. Click on The Spirit. Who is Seda? List two interesting facts about Inuit spirituality.

  3. Go back and choose the Traditional Arts & Crafts hypertext link. Look at the different pictures showing Inuit art.

  4. Create an art project modeled after one of the forms of arts and crafts shown here. Show Seda in your project.


Internet Connection Activity
Pollution and the Arctic    Find Out More
Polar Bears Alive
Connect to this link:
http://www.polarbearsalive.org/


  1. Click The Bear Facts.

  2. Then click and read Polar Bears Status.

  3. To see photographs, click Polar Bear Gallery in the left frame.

Porcupine Caribou Herd Population Model
Connect to this link:
http://www.taiga.net/sustain/lib/models/climate/intro.html


  1. Read why scientists think caribou herds decrease in number.

  2. Click Run a Simplified Version of the Model.

  3. Choose a level of insect harassment and click it.

  4. Choose a snow depth and click it.

  5. Read the explanation and click Start model.

  6. Did the number of caribou increase or decrease? Try it again.


Internet Connection Activity
Explorers and Inventors    Leveled Books
That's My Theory
Connect to this link:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/mytheory/


  1. Play That's My Theory to find Einstein. Click Special Guest: Albert Einstein.

  2. Read the page and then click Continue.

  3. Follow the prompts to play the game.

The Life of Henry Ford
Connect to this link:
http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/explore/inventions/ford_henry.html


  1. Read the biography of Henry Ford.

  2. At the bottom of the page, click on Inventions Directory.

  3. Click on Inventions Take Us from One Place to Another and read the list of other transportation inventions.

  4. Invent a new mode of transportation. Try combining parts of existing inventions to create something that nobody has ever seen before. To apply for a patent, write a paragraph about your invention with illustrations that show how it works.